January/February 2006 Living Now
Past Life Regression: An Interview with Julia Ingram
Interview by Connie Hill
Julia Ingram is the co-author of The Messengers (with Nick
Bunick) and author of The Lost Sisterhood. She has been a psychotherapist
for 37 years. She added past life regression to her tool box about 20
years ago after experiencing an incredible session herself. The book
The Messengers details 13 sessions with Nick telling of his life
as Paul from biblical times.
C: Tell me about the lost sisterhood.
J: After The Messengers I got letters that asked about the women
around Jesus. The Messengers is the story about the brotherhood,
Paul, Peter, John and Jesus. I started seeing women who had past lives
during the time of Jeshua who reported theyd had significant roles
in the movement and after Jeshuas death their roles were suppressed
and written out of the standard scriptures. Now, the Nag Hammadi Library
is validating their stories. Women were much more important than
they have been given credit for. So, the divine feminine archetype in
the form of Mary Magdalene, Mother Mary, Sarah and sister Ruth, is back
to bring our planet and country into balance. Its exciting!
C: So now you said theres a new thread coming through?
J: Archetypes seem to show up in cycles. The holy family cycle came
through for 10 years. Now, unbidden by me, memories of the persecution
of healers are coming through. Its interesting how many times
this has happened in this country. Not just the Salem witches, but in
Native American stories there were witch cultures and stories of genocide.
It comes down to fear of the unknown, fear that we are not in control.
Blaming someone makes it feel more predictable.
Its in our collective unconscious, healers who got labeled witches
and were persecuted and/or killed. Its especially women, usually
single, but sometimes men who were killed for being healers.
C: So, were those the medicine women of the tribe?
J: Yes, in the earth bound cultures: the medicine women or the medicine
men or the midwife or the herbalist. Speaking of medicine women and
men a story comes to mind. This was a Native American medicine man.
It occurred when the whites brought in small pox and there was nothing
that medicine man could do. The tribe had no natural immunity. The medicine
man felt frantic and desperate and died feeling guilty and responsible.
Thats the same kind of projection we put on God, if youre
the healer you should be able to heal anything and anybody.
The workshop and talk will help people learn to use and understand
past lives and to recognize spontaneous memory. Ill talk about
the value to our present life and of knowing about past lives. There
are major lives that have imprinted us, which we are working on right
now. Knowing these can be very useful in our spiritual evolution.
C: Thank you, Julia.
Julia will be at New Renaissance on Friday, January 13. Call 503-224-4929
to register or call 503-253-8215 for information about Julias
other Portland events.